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What’s New in ProgressBook 12.4. Announcements. New Tutorial Videos Will post out on MEC ProgressBook website MP4 format Files are no longer zipped Better Clarity May be uploaded to YouTube and Facebook http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WiUsk3FP93o New System Requirements

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What s new in progressbook 12 4

What’s New in ProgressBook 12.4


Announcements
Announcements

  • New Tutorial Videos

  • Will post out on MEC ProgressBook website

    • MP4 format

    • Files are no longer zipped

    • Better Clarity

    • May be uploaded to YouTube and Facebook

      • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WiUsk3FP93o

  • New System Requirements

  • Will be released with 12.4

    • Updated to accommodate the frequent release of Firefox Versions


Release schedule
Release Schedule

  • Entire ProgressBook Suite released on same schedule

  • All products released by Client Services

  • Webinars coincide with Suite releases


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12.4 Special Services Update

  • PDF Forms Converted to Web Forms

    • RIEP, RIEP (age 14+), IIEP and FIEP

      • All required forms in above tasks

    • Special Ed Events Form

    • Prior Written Notice to Parent

    • General Attachment Page

    • Documentation of Attempts

    • Summary of Performance

    • Parent Invitation

    • General Invitation

    • EMIS DCF (through EMIS Menu, not Verify EMIS)

    • Progress Report (IEP) - all 4, 6 & 8 Goal Formats


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12.4 Special Services Update

  • Web Form Functionality

    • The editable fields are distinguishable by a box around the area in which you can type.


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12.4 Special Services Update

  • Web Form Functionality

    • Currently cannot print from Open Forms

    • Printing must be done from Open Tasks Screen


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12.4 Special Services Update

  • Web Form Functionality – Multiline Text

    • Multiline text fields are all at least 3 line text high to allow viewing of scroll bars across browsers. Printing will adjust accordingly to remove any excess white space


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12.4 Special Services Update

  • Web Form Functionality – Backspace Key

    • If you press the Backspace key and you are not in an editable field, the screen returns to the previous Web page.

    • You can use the forward button to return to previous page and your entered text should be there.


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12.4 Special Services Update

  • Web Form Functionality – Save Buttons

    • The Save & Close and Save Form buttons will now continue to display on the screen as you scroll.


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12.4 Special Services Update

  • Web Form Functionality – Spell Check

    • Availability based on browser.

    • Internet Explorer does not offer Spell Check, however Firefox and Safari does.

    • To check if spell check is available, right click on a word to see the available options for Web forms.


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12.4 Special Services Update

  • Progress Codes removed from Progress Reports

    • 4, 6, & 8 Goal Formats

    • Now displays as free form text box

    • Existing forms not updated, will still display original codes.


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12.4 Special Services Update

  • Favicon in the Browser Tab and URL

    • Small SpecialServices logo, may appear in the browser tab and URL


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12.4 Special Services Update

  • Defects Resolved

    • D2976– Timeout Login Page was displaying when hitting “Save” or “Save & Close” for MAC/Safari

    • D3101– When selecting, deselecting and selecting again on the “Child Will Be Tested” section of IEP 12 the Verify EMIS displayed “OFF”, “-1” in the Type of Assessment Column

    • D3009 and D2996 – When a user updated the effective dates on a CFE’d WEP the dates did not change on the Print Preview

    • D3248– Users wereunable to edit effective dates when Progress Reports wereCFE’d


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12.4 Special Services Update

  • What’s Coming in 12.5 Special Services

    • SpecialServicesWeb Help

    • EMIS Updates

    • Additional Web Forms

      • ETRs

      • Referral for Evaluation

      • Parent Consent


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12.4 Special Services Update

  • Special Services Beta Site Login Info

    • Draft Release Notes available on beta login page

      https://beta.software-answers.com/SpecialServices

      Special Ed Users (Level 300)

      District ID:    beta

      Username:    Teacher 151 – Teacher159

      Password:     mec

      Special Ed Admin/EMIS Coordinator Role (Level 400, 450, & 500)

      District ID:     beta

      Username:     Admin150

      Password:      mec



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12.4 ProgressBook GradeBook

  • New Period Attendance Tab on the Student Profile Screen

    • Current Day’s Period Attendance

    • Default, Custom Setup 1 or Custom Setup 2 if enabled.


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12.4 ProgressBook GradeBook

  • Newly Added Assessments & Grading Scale Setup

    • New Assessment(s) will display in yellow

      • All will display in yellow the first time Grading Scale Setup is performed atthe beginning of the school year.

      • If a new assessment is added after Grading Scale Setup has been completed by the teacher only the new assessments will display in yellow.


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12.4 ProgressBook GradeBook

  • Recalculate Grade Books

    • New window displays recalculation progress

    • Ability to navigate in GradeBook

    • Cannot recalculate same school or another school while recalculating

    • Ability to log out and log onto another district, will continue running.

    • Defect corrected to not time out after 2 hours


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12.4 ProgressBook GradeBook

  • Excluded Assignments posted to ParentAccess

    • On the Assignment Marks screen if set to Excluded/Post for a student or entire class

    • Corrected to now display Excluded onParentAccess


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12.4 ProgressBook GradeBook

  • Custom Setup 2 Assignment Marks

    • Marks entered as zero in assessment columns will now total to 0 for the default assessment


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12.4 ProgressBook GradeBook

  • Gradebook Beta Site Login Info

    http://beta.software-ansers.com/progressbook

    • District ID: beta

    • Username: teacher150-teacher159

    • Password: mec


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12.4 ProgressBook GradeBook

  • Resolved Defects

    • Reference Draft Release Notes available on Beta Login Page.


Questions comments
Questions & Comments

  • Certificates of Attendance will be emailed to you

  • Survey link will also be emailed – ask that you please take the time and fill out

    Thank You!!